I went back and forth with this one on how much I really liked it. I thought the characters were great and I would have to say that Josie is my all time
favorite ya heroine. She's strong and smart not whiney and overly obsessed with the opposite sex like most ya protagonists seem to be. I loved the setting of the south in the 1950's and the way the whole community of the French Quarter felt like family to each other. What I didnt like was the story seemed a little slow and you have to wait till almost to the end before it starts to pick up the pace. It did wrap-up nicely, maybe a little too nicely. I felt like giving it 3 stars but I'm going to go ahead and give it 4 just because I enjoyed the characters and the setting so much.